Opened 13 years ago

#2869 new enhancement

Radio/wireless control should interact with rfkill

Reported by: dsd Owned by:
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Component: Sugar Version: Unspecified
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Bug Status: Unconfirmed


sugar-0.84 included code to make the "Radio" checkbox in the Network control panel interact with the rfkill command. This allowed for extra power saving on OLPC.

Looks like this code never went forward into master (sorry about that - wasn't me!). It would be nice to have the functionality back.

In addition to enabling rfkill, it should create a marker file (e.g. $HOME/.rfkill_block_wifi) so that init scripts can reinforce that choice on next boot.

At the same time, it is probably worth revisiting the "Extreme power management" option in the power control panel; this option is supposed to disable the wireless radio by calling into ohm. ohm is a pretty dead project.

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